Howard Moore

What They're Saying About Howard Moore:


Bo Ryan - Head Coach, Wisconsin:


"I couldn't think of a better choice to be the head coach at such a fine institution like UIC than Howard Moore," Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said."His work ethic, integrity and genuine concern for helping student-athletes puts him in an elite category of college coaches.

"He is an excellent teacher and tactician of the game. Hopefully the people of Chicago will see the results of his hard work shortly."

"We at Wisconsin can't thank him enough, not only for his dedication the past five years on our coaching staff, but also for his time as a player here at UW," Ryan added. "We also want to thank him for being the great ambassador that he's been for college basketball, as well as the shining example of what being a student-athlete can lead to.

"We wish the best to him and his loving family."

Stan Van Gundy - Head Coach, Orlando Magic:

"All of us from the University of Wisconsin community are tremendously excited. Howard was a great teammate and they type of guy who always put the team ahead of himself. He has an infectious enthusiasm that inspires loyalty and he stays in touch with more of his former teammates than anyone I know.

"UIC is getting a guy with tremendous passion and enthusiasm. Howard not only cares about the development of his players on the basketball court, but also as people. He's going to quickly make UIC a place where the kids from Chicago want to be. Parents will also want their sons to play for him; I know I would."

Jim Whitesell - Head Coach, Loyola:

"I am really happy for Howard and his family. He has worked so hard for this opportunity and will be an excellent coach and a fantastic representative of the university. It is great to see him get rewarded for all of the work he has put in over the years. UIC has found itself a tremendous coach and person."

Stu Jackson - Vice President of Basketball Operations, NBA:

"UIC is very fortunate to have Howard Moore. Howard is young man who is to be admired and who has always shown great leadership skills. He's personable, smart and possesses a tremendous work ethic.

"Howard Moore will be an excellent head coach and recruiter for UIC for many, many years to come."

Michael Finley - Former Wisconsin teammate and 15-year NBA veteran:

"I think its a great hire by the UIC Athletic Department to bring in Howard. UIC is getting a guy who is dedicated, loyal and more importantly, a hard worker. His attitude will not only transpire to the players, but throughout the entire university and the Chicago community as a whole."

Craig Robinson - Head Coach, Oregon State:

"Howard's ability to recruit has been well documented, but it's his strategic coaching skills and professionalism that will set UIC apart from the competition. A magnificent hire."

Steve Lavin - Head Coach, St. John's:

"Howard Moore has the experience and knowledge to help UIC build a winner in the Horizon League. Coach Moore has roots in Chicago and will work extremely hard to make UIC an ideal destination for the city's top-tier talent. He has benefitted from playing for and coaching with some of the great names in the game - Steve Yoder, Stu Jackson, Stan Van Gundy and of course, Bo Ryan. Howard will quickly have UIC playing a championship brand of basketball." 


Matt Painter - Head Coach, Purdue:

"Howard Moore has all the makings of a great head coach. He's hard-working, respected and knows how to recruit. UIC has made a great choice to lead its program into the future."

Bruce Weber - Head Coach, Illinois:

"I have been impressed with Howard while watching him climb the coaching ranks in recent years. He is a great coach and more importantly a quality person whom we're proud to have representing our state and profession. UIC made a terrific hire by bringing Howard back to Chicago. It's a great fit."